Midnight special (Listen to midi)

 

G ~ C G

1. You get up in the mornin`, you hear the ding dong ring,

D - C G G7

now you look upon the table, you see the same damn thing.

C G

You find no food upon the table, no pork up in the pan,

D - C G G7

but if you say a thing about it , you'll be in trouble with the man.

 

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Ah, let the midnight special shine the light on me,

D - C D7 G

oh, let the midnight special shine its ever lovin` light on me.

 

C G

2. Now if you`re ever into Houston, boy you better walk right,

D - C G G7

oh, you better not gamble, boy, I say, you better not fight.

C G

Because the sheriff, he will grab you, and his boys`ll put you down,

D - C G - G7

and then before you know it, you`re penitentiary bound.

 

+ CHORUS

 

C G

3. Oh, here comes Miss Lucy, how in the world did you know ?

D - C G - G7

I could tell by her apron and by the clothes she wore.

C G

An umbrella on her shoulder, she`s got a paper in her hand,

D - C G

she`s gone to see the warden to try to free her man.

 

+ CHORUS + CHORUS

 

(Johnny Rivers)